Great American Authors

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Great American Authors introduces readers to great American poets, novelists, and essayists and their contributions to literature. Each book covers a significant author's life in an engaging narrative, including key events, influences, and what inspired the author to write. The author's key works are explored, including details about the works and their significance. Each book includes prompts and activities that directly engage students in developing the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills required by the Common Core State Standards.

Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Title   ATOS Format Qty
Great American Authors (6 titles)
Emily Dickinson 5.2
Langston Hughes 5.4
Louisa May Alcott 5.2
Mark Twain 5.5
Robert Frost 5.0
Walt Whitman 4.6
  • New! Spring 2020
  • New! Fall 2019
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF007030, JNF063000, JNF011000
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Biographies
Copyright 2013
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Core Library
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Season 2013-01-01
ISBN 9781617837142, 9781617837647, 9781624010187
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Paperbacks, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 921
Graphics Full-color illustrations, 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.25 x 9.25
Features Reviewed
Online Resources FREE! Core Library Connection
FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network

Great American Authors – Library Media Connection

With the huge push on the Common Core and narrative nonfiction, this new series has included deductive reasoning questions within the text. . . . This series may be part of the push for Common Core materials to support a different way of thinking. The series offers possibilities for text features, primary sources, and further research within a library or classroom setting.

Great American Authors – School Library Journal

These books, with their accessible texts, plethora of illustrations, and “pause and reflect” sidebars, should make solid additions to any middle school collections. They will serve those looking for biographical material and literary analysis of these author’s best-known works. A great feature is the “straight to the source” pages, which offer poems or passages from a piece of writing by the featured author and then ask readers to consider its big ideas. Other analytical questions are posed at the end of the books, and each one has useful, student-friendly back matter.